The Study Dude—Seven Ways to Temper Student Stress

Can we possibly identify with students plagued by exam anxiety, students so spacey during tests that just signing one’s name, reading the first question, and circling a single multiple choice answer takes the brunt of thirty minutes? What about the study nights where students feel so overwhelmed, so anxiety-riddled, that nine hours go by without… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Synchronicity

Album: Synchronicity Artist: The Police After essentially turning my entire basement upside down in the name of music, I have had a difficult time deciding what would be my penultimate entry for this series.  I suppose leaving my favourite new wave band, the Police, for last would’ve been more suitable, but I’ve got something else… Read more »

Dear Barb—Daddy Issues

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in a terrible situation and I’m not sure what to do.  My husband and I have been married for five years and we recently decided to try to have a baby.  We had wanted to wait until we finished school and were established in our careers, which is where we… Read more »


Our main feature will always be an interview with a fellow student, if I can get it. This week is no exception, as we talk to Angel Kassem, a business student who didn’t at first intend to be taking her business degree but found her AU coursework in the HR field compelling enough to make… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Donna rants about e-texts, particularly the roadblocks to printing out a hard copy; responses suggest many students share that frustration.  Ash encounters difficulty switching tutors; responses suggest contacting Learning Services or the Ombuds Office.  Dustin can’t connect with a former AU email address; a quick response points out the right direction. Other… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Scholarship Essay Contest Sponsored by: Deadline:  December 15, 2020 Potential payout:  $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be students and 16 years of age or older. What’s required:  An email along with a 700-1500 word essay on the topic of “The Goals I Will Achieve in 10 Years.” Tips:  The essay doesn’t… Read more »

The Art of Living Together

Humans sit atop the food chain due to our cognitive capabilities and our advanced ability to communicate with one another.  With everything we know about the cognitive and communication sciences, it might lead some to assume that non-domesticated cross-species collaboration is impossible.  It should not be possible for birds and crocodiles or spiders and frogs… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Sentiments on a Starry Night

Why are we here?  Mars glows red as it traverses a starry abyss with the moon in tow.  Sitting outside on an autumn night, amidst Goliath Mulleins, ideas about meaning bubble to the surface of my mind.  What feelings guide their trail and where do they lead?  Like a zephyr breeze through dried tumbleweeds the… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Nov 25: AUSU Annual Survey Closes Nov 26: AUSU Virtual Student Social Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Dec Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan… Read more »